Alkan Soysal is a Collegiate Associate Professor in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech. Previously, he held a Collegiate Associate Professor position in the Calhoun Honors Discovery Program at Virginia Tech Honors College and a Visiting Associate Professor position in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Maryland at College Park. Between 2008 and 2018, he was with Bahcesehir University (BAU), Istanbul, Turkey, first as an Assistant Professor then as an Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. He was the founding director of BAU-Intel Future Technologies Lab. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park.
His research interests are in optimization of wireless communication networks, machine learning applications and information theory. His current research focuses on NextG network slicing, cellular traffic prediction, adversarial machine learning for wireless, age of information, latency in NextG networks, and massive MIMO